An overview of the year’s upcoming releases, story summaries, and trailers for recently released films may be found at the very top of the page.
1. Hercules (2014)
A troubled soul walked the planet fourteen hundred years ago that was neither a man nor a deity. All of Hercules’ life was spent in agony because he was Zeus’ mighty son and heir. This gloomy, jaded man turned his back on the gods after twelve long, laborious labors and the death of his family, finding his only solace in brutal conflict. He developed a friendship with a group of six people who shared his passion for fighting and the presence of death. These fighters don’t think twice about where they go to fight, why they go, who they fight, or even how much they get paid. With these mercenaries, the King of Thrace has hired the best army trainers in history. When they have to train an army to be as cruel and bloodthirsty as their reputation, these group of lost souls will finally realize how far they have fallen.
2. The 300 Spartans (1962)
The historical story of how Leonidas, the Spartan king, led a small Greek army (300 of his personal bodyguards from Sparta) to repel a Persian invasion estimated at 250,000 soldiers.
3. Archive (2020)
An artificial intelligence that is nearly human-like is being developed by George Almore in 2038. This is the most vulnerable time for him since he has a purpose that must be kept hidden at all costs—to reunite with his deceased wife.
4. The Birth of a Nation (2016)
An anti-slavery movement led by ex-slave Nat Turner in 1831 causes a violent backlash from whites when he frees African-Americans in Virginia.
5. Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Perseus, the demigod son of Zeus, is now a village fisherman and the only parent of his 10-year-old son Helius, a decade after his heroic slaying of the Kraken. Meanwhile, the gods and titans are engaged in a power battle. The gods are in grave danger of losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their terrifying commander, Kronos, father of the long-ruling Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon brothers, due to humanity’s lack of dedication.
6. 300 (2006)
According to legend, the Battle of Thermopylae, when the King of Sparta led his army in a fight against the oncoming Persians, spurred all of Greece to unite together and helped usher in the world’s first democracy.
7. Tai Chi Hero (2012)
It’s based on the early years of Tai Chi master Yang Luchan, who created what is now widely known as China’s most popular form of Tai Chi (also known as the Yang style) in the 19th century in this Chinese steampunk martial arts movie. After saving a community from an army of steampunk troops brandishing odd machines with the knowledge of Tai Chi, Yang Luchan, who has a fleshy growth on his forehead, continues his quest in the second installment of the “Tai Chi” trilogy.
8. Into the Badlands (2015)
To find enlightenment, a mighty warrior and a little kid set off across a treacherous nation ruled by feudal barons. The legendary Chinese narrative Journey to the West is the inspiration for this genre-defying martial arts series.
9. Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021)
Enishi Yukishiro, Kenshin’s former brother-in-law, and his henchmen have vowed vengeance on Kenshin and his allies in 1879.
10. Hard Target 2 (2016)
A disgraced mixed martial artist is hunted across Southeast Asia’s jungles in a deadly cat-and-mouse game.
11. Killing Fields (2016)
Homicide investigators investigate a cold case that occurred in one of America’s most renowned body dumping places, the Louisiana swamplands, 18 years ago in this true-crime thriller.
12. Wonder Woman (2017)
In the midst of World War I, an Amazon princess arrives on Earth to face the forces of evil and put an end to human conflict.
13. He Named Me Malala (2015)
Take a look back at the events that led up to the Taliban shooting and killing Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai because she advocated for female literacy, as well as the events that followed, including her speech to the UN.
14. Roots (2016)
Kunta Kinte, an African slave who was sold to America and his descendants, are the focus of this adaption of Alex Haley’s “Roots”.
15. Anthropoid (2016)
To assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich, Czech soldiers Jozef Gabk and Jan Kubi parachuted into their conquered homeland in December 1941.
16. Red Tails (2012)
During World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen became the first African-American combat squadron to fly.
17. Apocalypse Pompeii (2014)
During a visit to Pompeii, a former Special Ops commando and his wife and children are caught in the path of Mt. Vesuvius’ enormous eruption. To help save the lives of his family, he teams up with old teammates to conduct an audacious rescue mission amid the ruins of Pompeii.
18. Kesari (2019)
Saragarhi Fort is defended by a Sikh army of 21 soldiers against an Afghan army of 10,000 in 1897.
19. American Sniper (2014)
One of the most lethal snipers in American history is Chris Kyle, a U.S. Navy SEAL who takes his single responsibility to protect his fellow soldiers to heart. In addition to saving numerous lives, his razor-sharp precision has made him a major target for insurgents. While in severe peril, Kyle struggles to be a good husband and father to his family in the United States. When he eventually gets home, he realizes he can’t leave the battle behind him, though.
20. Spartacus (2004)
A Roman gladiator school’s obese owner buys the Thracian slave Spartacus, who had been sentenced to work in Egypt’s harsh deserts for the rest of his adult life. Draba, an Ethiopian warrior, inspires Spartacus to organize a slave insurrection that threatens Rome’s status quo. In addition to gaining support from the Roman Senate, Spartacus is also making a powerful enemy in the figure of Marcus Lucinius Crassus.